Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 07/01/2013


Photo taken on June 24, 2013




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Metropolis Reaching Skyward

Metropolis Reaching Skyward
The Shot
This is a shot of the Lloyds Building in the City of London taken on a London day trip last Monday. On the left is the Willis Building. I wanted to try out a shot looking up with long exposure for the clouds. Unfortunately the slowest speed I could get was 26 seconds with a 10 stop BW Neutral Density filter and the clouds lacked enough differentiation and were not moving fast enough for a good effect.

I lacked a Tripod capable of pointing the camera straight up so used a handy flat topped post to put the Camera on. I used a wireless shutter release.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens at 10mm.

The image was opened in Camera Raw and 2 additional images were created at +2EV and -2Ev for a “false HDR” with each image having Noiseware Pro applied. A Photoshop action I had saved was used to create the extra images automatically. For more detail in the shadows I created a 4th exposure from the original RAW file at +4EV. The images were saved as tiffs.

The HDR was created using Photmatix and additional enhancements in Topaz adjust and adjustment layers in Photoshop. Conversion to mono was done with a Photoshop Adjustments Layer.

Full details of the processing together with before and after images are on my Blog see Edwin Jones Photography Blog
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Comments
Peter
Peter
My Compliments !!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Capture !!!!!!!!!!!!
14 months ago.
Blackpaw
Blackpaw
excellent lines
14 months ago.